It’s official: the UFC has released Kalib Starnes from his contract:
After losing a unanimous decision on scores of 30-26, 30-27, and an unheard-of 30-24, Starnes received even worse news: He was cut from his contract by UFC president Dana White.
“He just doesn’t belong in the UFC and after his performance the other night, he should consider a new line of work,” White said Monday.
Considering Dana White is the king of saying mean things, this is a pretty buttoned down response. I’ve always got the strange feeling that Dana liked Kalib Starnes … how else can you explain Starnes-Leben winning Fight of the Night several months ago? So while getting released from the UFC certainly sucks, at least he didn’t get the “fucking pussy ass poser” speech that Dana has been putting together on TUF.